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Fairfield County Business Journal February 25, 2016 Most companies have a girl or guy Friday (“Friday”) who does everything. While this employee is essential to your company, the question is do you pay him or her a salary or by the hour?  In most cases, the answer should be by the hour.  And if he/she […]

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We have previously written about President Obama’s plan to modernize regulations governing the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions (“White Collar” exemptions) from minimum wage and overtime.  Last year, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum instructing the Department of Labor “to propose revisions to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations.”   The DOL’s proposal was originally […]

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Prepare to be Ambushed

Written by Robert G. Brody and Abby M. Warren on January 30, 2015

The quickie election or “ambush” rules that drastically reduce the time between the filing of the union representation petition and the election are now final and become effective April 14, 2015.  The rules have had a rocky history; they were first introduced in 2011, subsequently were finalized, then were struck down by the D.C. Circuit […]

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As the year winds down, you may be tempted to relax, put your feet up, and enjoy the holiday season.  But while a little well-deserved rest and relaxation is never a bad thing, remember: with the end of the year right around the corner you should be prepared for new laws and review your employees’ […]

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Every year we write an article on employer-hosted holiday parties and the pitfalls to avoid.  While we intend to review all of those potential pitfalls, employers should keep in mind that avoiding pitfalls is not their only concern. Generally, under common law, employers have a duty to exercise ordinary and reasonable care in supervising their […]

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